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« Reply #90 on: November 05, 2019, 08:33:33 pm »

Is there a reason why the instruction not to book on doesn’t include the 12th December?

Election Rebellion.
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« Reply #91 on: November 06, 2019, 07:00:27 am »

Does that mean that the Communication Workers Union will modify their action to allow for postal votes?
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« Reply #92 on: November 06, 2019, 05:12:46 pm »

Does that mean that the Communication Workers Union will modify their action to allow for postal votes?

Ooh, now there's an interesting conundrum! The mood music from CWU headquarters suggests no concessions will be made, as shown in the ITV report. That will pose a dilemma not just for postal balloting, but for the delivery of firelighting material party manifestos and candidates' sales pitch.

Some think, though, that Terry Pullinger, UCW General Secretary, is simply refusing to remove no-deal from the table to strengthen his hand in negotiations.
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« Reply #93 on: November 06, 2019, 06:25:45 pm »


 Makes you wonder what the RMT were thinking.
 
 Can staff really afford such a length of time off, bearing in mind
 the time of year ?

 With some manager's working trains, could you see the gradual shift
 back to work ?
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« Reply #94 on: November 06, 2019, 06:42:16 pm »


 Makes you wonder what the RMT were thinking.
 
 Can staff really afford such a length of time off, bearing in mind
 the time of year ?

 With some manager's working trains, could you see the gradual shift
 back to work ?

I think the idea may be to put so much stress on what is an improvised arrangement, using staff with other jobs to do, that the company can't keep it up. Of course it also puts a lot of stress on their members, so runs the risk that the strike will crumble first.
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« Reply #95 on: November 06, 2019, 06:47:31 pm »

I think RMT are offering quite a lot of strike pay, so that the overall impact might not be that great.  How long they could afford to do that if the dispute drags on is another matter though.

Would First draft in managers from other franchises, particularly GWR.  That could add considerably to the pool of replacement guards, though would be disruptive to GWR as they wouldn't be doing their day job for quite a while.
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« Reply #96 on: November 07, 2019, 07:08:19 am »

Replacements from other franchises possibly not quite so feasible after timetable changes?
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